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The Lumineers Unveil Third Chapter Of III

by Jim Merlis
The Lumineers will unveil a series of new videos marking last week’s release of their long awaited new album, III, available now via Dualtone (an Entertainment One Company) in the U.S. and Canada HERE and Decca Records for the rest of the world.
Directed by award-winning filmmaker/cinematographer Kevin Phillips (Super Dark Times), the new videos encompass III’s third powerful chapter, beginning with today’s premiere of “My Cell,” streaming now at the official The Lumineers YouTube channel HERE. Tomorrow, September 17, will see the premiere of the official “Jimmy Sparks” companion video, followed on Wednesday, September 18, by “April,” and then on Thursday, September 19, by the album-closing “Salt & The Sea.”
The 2x GRAMMY® Award-nominated band have already heralded III by rolling out the album’s first two chapters with six prior video premieres, including “Donna,” “Life In The City,” “Gloria,” “It Wasnt Easy To Be Happy For You,” and “Leader of the Landslide,” all streaming now via YouTube HERE. Together, the 10 videos comprise III, a full-length visual manifestation of the album depicted in three chapters corresponding to the album’s 10 tracks. Both the album and film explore trauma and addiction over three generations of the working class Sparks family – Gloria Sparks, her son Jimmy and her grandson Junior. The Lumineers co-founders Wesley Schultz and Jeremiah Fraites’ lyrics narrate the raw and visually stunning vignettes, each depicting the agony of love, loss and the enduring impact of substance abuse from one generation to the next. A Neighborhood Watch production, III stars newcomer Anna Cordell, Nick Stahl (Sin City, Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines), and Charlie Tahan (Ozark, Super Dark Times) as the matriarch, son and grandson of the Sparks family. All songs were written by Schultz and Fraites. Schultz, Fraites, and manager Bernie Cahill serve as executive producers; Traci Carlson and Richard Peete produce. Along with the band, Dualtone and Decca Records are partners in the production of the film.
III had its world premiere earlier this month in the special events category at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF). The screening was followed by an exclusive Q&A and five-song live performance by The Lumineers at the intimate TIFF Bell Lightbox, streamed on Facebook Live and viewable now HERE.
“Gloria” has already proven a landmark release for The Lumineers, earning critical acclaim while topping the charts at multi-format radio outlets nationwide, including “Americana,” “Adult Alternative,” and “Alternative,” spending six consecutive weeks at #1 on the latter chart. In addition, the band marked the release of “Gloria” with performances of the song on CBS’ Late Show with Stephen Colbert (streaming HERE) and ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live! (streaming HERE). The Lumineers will return to perform on NBC’s The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon tomorrow, Tuesday, September 17.
The Lumineers will celebrate III with an epic headline tour set to visit arenas and amphitheatres across North America beginning January 31, 2020 at Asheville, NC’s U.S. Cellular Center and then traveling into early summer (see itinerary below). Support on multiple dates throughout the tour comes from Mt. Joy. Additional dates will be announced soon. For complete details and remaining ticket availability, please visit thelumineers.com/tour-dates.
III: The World Tour” will once again see The Lumineers partnering with CID Entertainment to offer fans the opportunity to pair a premium concert ticket with merchandise or pre-show access to the band’s “III Lounge,” featuring appetizers, a cash bar, and more. Limited packages are available now exclusively via www.cidentertainment.com/events/the-lumineers-tour.
The Lumineers wrapped up a busy summer festival schedule – highlighted by top-billed sets at such legendary global events as Bonnaroo, Glastonbury, Fuji Rock, Splendour in the Grass and Osheaga Festival Musique et Arts – and have an upcoming headline performance at Asbury Park, NJ’s Sea.Hear.Now Festival, set for Saturday, September 21. From there, the band will cross the Atlantic for their biggest European tour to date, with headline shows slated through November in countries spanning Portugal, Spain, Italy, Switzerland, Germany, Austria, Czech Republic, Belgium, the Netherlands, France, Ireland and the United Kingdom.
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III: THE WORLD TOUR
2020 NORTH AMERICAN HEADLINE DATES
JANUARY 2020
31 – Asheville, NC – U.S. Cellular Center
FEBRUARY 2020
1 – Asheville, NC – U.S. Cellular Center
4 – Columbus, OH – Schottenstein Arena *
5 – St. Louis, MO – Enterprise Center *
7 – Detroit, MI – Little Caesars Arena *
8 – Cleveland, OH – Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse *
11 – Grand Rapids, MI – Van Andel Arena *
13 – Brooklyn, NY – Barclays Center *
16 – Charlottesville, VA – John Paul Jones Arena *
18 – Indianapolis, IN – Bankers Life Fieldhouse
19 – Nashville, TN – Bridgestone Arena *
22 – Chicago, IL – Allstate Arena
25 – Pittsburgh, PA – PPG Paints Arena
26 – Buffalo, NY – Key Bank Center *
28 – Washington DC – Capital One Arena
29 – Uncasville, CT – Mohegan Sun Arena *
MARCH 2020
4 – Toronto, ON – Scotiabank Arena *
6 – Montreal, QC – Bell Centre *
7 – Ottawa, ON – Canadian Tire Centre *
MAY 2020
15 – Woodlands, TX – The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
16 – Dallas, TX – Dos Equis Pavilion
19 – Jacksonville, FL – Daily’s Place
22 – Tampa, FL – MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre
23 – West Palm Beach, FL – Coral Sky Amphitheatre
27 – Virginia Beach, VA – Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater at Virginia Beach
29 – Charlotte, NC – PNC Music Pavilion
30 – Atlanta, GA – Cellairis Amphitheatre at Lakewood
JUNE 2020
2 – Raleigh, NC – Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek
5 – Camden, NJ – BB&T Pavilion
6 – Saratoga Springs, NY – Saratoga Performing Arts Center
10 – Gilford, NH – Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion
Jun 12 – Mansfield, MA – Xfinity Center
* w/ Special Guest Mt. Joy
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III marks the third full-length release from The Lumineers – co-founders/songwriters Wesley Schultz (lead vocals, guitar) and Jeremiah Fraites (drums, piano, and backing vocals), with Stelth Ulvang (piano, guitar, and backing vocals), Lauren Jacobson (violin, backing vocals), Brandon Miller (guitar, backing vocals), and Byron Isaacs (bass, guitar, percussion). Produced by Simon Felice at Rhinebeck, NY’s Clubhouse Studio, the album first came into focus through a series of seemingly unrelated events. For Schultz, inspiration came from his journal writings about trying to save a close relative from alcoholism. That gave the story its nucleus, brought to life by a piano piece that Fraites wrote years earlier when he barely knew how to play the instrument. The result is a haunting, deeply personal collection of songs that lyrically marries sight and sound in three emotional sections.
With 19 #1 hits across a range of radio formats, The Lumineers have quickly risen to the ranks of the world’s most popular bands in any genre. 2012’s self-titled debut proved an immediate sensation, rising to #2 on the SoundScan/Billboard 200 on its way to 3x platinum certification in the U.S. and Canada, along with additional gold and platinum certifications around the globe. The RIAA platinum certified CLEOPATRA followed in 2016, debuting at #1 on album charts in the U.S., Canada, and the United Kingdom.
Widely hailed for their energetic but intimate live performances, The Lumineers have traveled the world on a number of sold out tours, including 2017’s “CLEOPATRA World Tour,” which saw over 300,000 tickets sold and closed with 27 consecutive sold out arena dates. Along with its popular success, the Denver, CO-based band has earned a wide array of critical acclaim and other honors, including two GRAMMY® Award nominations, five Billboard Music Awards nominations, and a pair of Americana Music Honors & Awards nominations.
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